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Spartans blank Tigers

August 24, 2003

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— Scott Rislov threw for 321 yards and a touchdown as San Jose State defeated Grambling State 29-0 Saturday in the first college football game of the season.

Jeff Carr tied a school record with three field goals as the Spartans played in front of their first sellout in 13 years in the inaugural Literacy Classic.

Bruce Eugene threw for 210 yards for Grambling State, ranked seventh in the nation among Division I-AA schools.

The Tigers' first appearance in California since 1972 drew a stadium record 31,681 -- many of whom came to enjoy Grambling State's marching band.

San Jose State recorded its first shutout since beating UNLV 42-0 on Nov. 19, 1988. The Spartans last played to a full house against rival Fresno State in November 1990.

The Tigers were shut out for the first time since losing to Louisville in 2000.

The Spartans sealed the game with a pair of quick touchdowns early in the fourth quarter. With 13:09 left, Yonus Davis ran 2 yards for a touchdown that made it 19-0.

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